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    A fascinating study of one legend by another...

    1993 Michael Jordan Signed Original Polaroid Photograph by Walter Iooss. One has been called the greatest basketball player who ever lived, the other "the poet laureate of sports." After getting his start in 1968 as in-house photographer for Atlantic Records in New York City, where he shot such musical icons as James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, Walter Iooss was recruited by Fujifilm to document the path of American Olympic hopefuls questing toward participation in the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

    The project started a love affair with sports photography that continues to this day, and Iooss' work has appeared everywhere from Sports Illustrated magazine (including the Swimsuit Issues) to a special collection in the 1993 Upper Deck baseball card set. This fascinating work uses image manipulation to add a surrealistic effect to an image of Michael Jordan icing his ankle in a Gatorade dispenser while visiting the New Jersey Nets at Brendan Byrne Arena.

    The work appears in standard Polaroid dimensions (4.25x3.5"), and bears one of the prettiest Jordan autographs we've ever seen in the wide lower margin. Iooss himself signs the verso. The photograph originally entered the collecting marketplace in the eponymous sale of Iooss' work by Christie's in New York City. Full LOA from Beckett Authentication Services.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $20,000 - up.

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